Jan 12, 2023Liked by Gabe Popkin

Great piece Gabe - over the last year I've been reading all of Tallamy on the invasive/native topic in home landscapes/gardens as relates to invasive plants and the problems they're creating for native ecosystems. Tackling the biodiversity problem in my own backyard feels like one of the few things I can actually do as an individual...

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I know many people who have been inspired by Doug Tallamy, including myself! Planting native won't bring back ash trees or prevent the next emerald ash borer, which requires higher-level policy solutions and actions. But it can help create habitat for many species. Given that Tallamy has inspired so many people, I'm curious if he's studied the impacts of native plant gardening on insect populations. I may devote a future post to this.

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